1318 East Union Street
Eat (and Drink) Local with Restaurant ZoeCreated by the owners of Quinn’s Pub (another Capitol Hill foodie spot), Restaurant Zoe’s goal is to be an energetic urban bistro known for good food and service. Dinner fare favors the carnivorous, and includes steak tartare, black cod, and spicy wild boar bolognese. Mix and match small plates, soups, and salads, or try the five-course tasting menu with or without a wine pairing. They offer beer and wine, cider, and a cocktail list; we can’t wait to try the Ruby, My Dear (house-made cranberry and orange syrup with sparkling wine and a brandied cherry). Happy hour is from 5-6 p.m. daily and features food discounts and half-price oysters.